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North Pier Brewing Company to Salute “Those Who Wander” at First Anniversary and Can Launch Party [PRESS RELEASE]

Benton Harbor, MI—On Saturday, May 27, North Pier Brewing Company will raise a can to salute its customers and fans as they celebrate the brewery’s first anniversary. The event coincides with the brewery’s release of its first canned beers, Buckrider (Belgian IPA) and The Conjurer (Belgian Golden Strong), which attendees will be able to purchase…

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Batch Brewing Company Partners with M4 CIC Distributing [Press Release]

(Detroit, MI) — Batch Brewing Company has chosen to expand their beer distribution across Michigan with M4 CIC Distributing. After 2+ years in business, the demand for Batch Brewing Company’s beer has outpaced their bandwidth for self-distribution. With more than 100% growth in 2016, and targeted growth of nearly 100% in 2017, distribution will become…

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Tim Tastes Beer: April Edition

Hello Michigan alcohol enthusiasts, Spring is almost here! You’d never know based on some of the weather this month, but we’ve had some great days with sun and high temperatures! Which means patio drinking weather! If you haven’t figured out that I live in Ann Arbor yet, you clearly aren’t paying attention. This month, HOMES…

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Tim Tastes Beer: March Edition

February was a challenging month for picking a beer, with both the Winter Beer Festival and it being the shortest month of the year, I kind of missed it. I appreciate all your angry tweets, letters and telegrams letting me know I missed it. It really shows you care. The March beer of the month…

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Tim Tastes Beer: January Edition

In a new experimental series, I’m going to bring you the Michigan beer of the month! I know, you’re really excited right? Me too. I traveled all over the state to find the most influential, tastiest, and highly sought after beer. Okay, in reality I mostly just listened to people, trolled local party stores, and…

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Jolly Pumpkin Releases 2017’s Sobrehumano Palena`ole—a collaboration beer with Maui Brewing Company [Press Release]

(DEXTER, MI)—Nearly 5 years since the last release, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is proud to announce the return of Sobrehumano Palena`ole. This collaboration with Maui Brewing Company was originally released in the summer of 2012 and since then it has been one of the brewery’s most asked about beers.  You’ve asked and we finally listened,…

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Michigan Brewers Guild Kicks Off 20th Anniversary with Largest Annual Conference & Trade Show to Date [Press Release]

(LANSING, Mich)—The Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) kicks off its 20th Anniversary with its largest annual conference and trade show to date, January 11-13, 2017 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. More than 500 attendees are expected, including 90 businesses exhibiting in the trade show. The conference is presented with The Master Brewers Association of…

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North Peak Releases Stormy Oat IPA [Press Release]

North Peak Releases Stormy Oat IPA (Dexter City, MI)— New Year, New Beer. Headed your way this month is a new style of IPA for North Peak, an East Coast IPA called Stormy. The brewery staff boasts this beer quickly became a favorite among them. “It’s a perfect beer for the wintery stormy weather we…

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New Brewery Specializing in Farmhouse and Barrel-Aged Style Beer to Open in Marquette [Press Release]

Marquette, Mich. – The old Northwoods Supper Club will re-open in summer of 2017 as a craft brewery with a focus on farmhouse and barrel-aged style beers. Founders Nick VanCourt and Marina Dupler, U.P. natives, residents of Marquette, and graduates of Northern Michigan University, are calling the brewery Barrel and Beam, in a nod to…

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Happy Hour Twitter Chat Celebrates Michigan Craft Beer [Press Release]

LANSING, Mich. – Join Pure Michigan and the Michigan Brewers Guild for a happy hour Twitter chat this Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m. ET to celebrate Michigan craft beer. The chat will feature breweries and brewmasters from across the state ready to answer questions about their craft, their beer and best places to experience…

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A Rookie’s Look at the 35th GABF

This past weekend marked both my first visit to Denver, Colorado, as well as my first trip the Great American Beer Festival. Having been to a few beer festivals in my day, I thought I had a pretty good idea about what to expect. As it turns out, I had no idea. Before I talk…

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A Visit to Glasshouse Brewing

When most glass repair shops close, usually another auto repair shop opens, or some other business that needs a large garage door. This time though, someone put a brewery in, and I am glad that they did! Located just off Liberty and Maple (on the west side of Ann Arbor), you’re greeted by a jewelry…

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